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Policy Notifications

Policy Notifications (PN) are documents that communicate changes, revisions, or updates to procurement policies and processes for the Acquisitions Program to PWGSC Acquisitions Branch and regional acquisition offices. Related modifications to the Supply Manual (SM) or the Standard Acquisition Clauses and Conditions (SACC) Manual are usually published simultaneously with the promulgation of the PN.

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PNs remain "Active" until the changes are incorporated into the SM or SACC Manual. Information contained in active PNs take precedence over the content of these two manuals.
PN is tagged as "Archived" 6 months following its release provided that the related changes have already been incorporated into the Supply Manual or SACC Manual.
No change:
The PN does not affect the content of the SM or SACC Manual and "no change" has been made. The designation “No change” was introduced on 2015-02-25, therefore only “Active” PNs at that time and PNs issued after this date may be designated as containing “no change”.
SM/SACC Version:
The version numbers in which the changes were incorporated.
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Date of release PN ID Title SM Version SACC Version
2022-09-01 CBN-001 Updated Standard Instructions 2003ACB for use in CanadaBuys (SAP Ariba) No change 2022-3
2022-06-20 PN-152R1 COVID-19 Vaccination Policy for Supplier Personnel 2022-2 2022-2
2022-05-13 PN-48R1 Requirements in respect of the Official Languages Act 2022-1 2022-1
2022-04-01 PN-139R1 Directive on Government Contracts, Including Real Property Leases, in the Nunavut Settlement Area (NSA) 2022-1 2022-1
2022-03-29 PN-149 Procurement electronic file documentation requirements 2022-1 No change
2022-03-29 PN-128U2 Reception Method by Canada Post Corporation’s (CPC) Connect Service: Updates to Standard Procurement Templates and Standard Instructions 2022-1 2022-1
2022-01-28 PN-151 Update to Code of Conduct for Procurement 2022-1 2022-1
2021-11-29 PN-152U3 ARCHIVED: COVID-19 Vaccination Policy for Supplier Personnel 2021-3 2021-3
2021-11-04 PN-150 Anti-forced labour requirements No change 2022-1
2021-06-16 PN-65U2 Changes to the Policy on Fairness Monitoring 2021-2 No change
2021-05-20 PN-143 Update to Foreign Military Sales (FMS) processes 2021-2 No change
2021-04-01 PN-148 Entry into force of the Canada-United Kingdom Trade Continuity Agreement 2021-1 2021-1
2021-03-19 PN-147 Update to the Directive and Guideline on the Use of Cost and Price Analysis Services 2021-1 No change
2020-10-21 PN-142 New procurement requirements for accessibility 2020-3 No change
2020-07-30 PN-144 Canadian Content Policy: Conditionally limited evaluation clause 2020-3 2020-3
2020-07-01 PN-146 Entry into force of the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) 2020-2 2020-2
2020-06-17 PN-145 New Standard Procurement Template clauses on bid challenge, recourse mechanisms and dispute resolution 2020-2 2020-2
2020-05-08 PN-140 New Information Management/Information Technology (IM/IT) Commodity Grouping (CG) Public Cloud Software as a Service (SaaS) (related to Limitation of Liability) 2020-1 2020-1
2020-05-04 PN-138 Changes to the Procurement Review Policy 2020-1 2020-1
2020-05-04 PN-137 Changes to Acquisitions Program (AP) Contracting Limits and Amendments to the Government Contracts Regulations 2020-1 2020-1

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